January 20, 2012

‘Red Tails’ Pays Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen

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Written by: Kim Ford
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“Red Tails,” executive produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas, tells the story of the first African American pilots (ages 17-24) to conduct important aerial missions on behalf of the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.

Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr. deliver good lines and Ne-Yo adds a hilarious dash of comedy. The best scenes are when the men are in the air, fighting the Nazi’s and escorting bombers across enemy lines. This part of the film is very Star War’s-like and will have you on the edge of your seat! It’s clear Mr. Lucas put a lot of money and time into it.

The 20th Century Fox film stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Tristan Wilds, Ne-Yo, Nate
Parker, Method Man and more. In theaters today.

From left: Tristan Wilds, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, Ne-Yo, David Oyelowo

This is the official photo released by White House officials. It shows President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeting actual Tuskegee Airmen ahead of a screening “Red Tails".

Check out scenes from the ‘Red Tails’ Tuskegee University Takeover during MLK weekend. Sponsored by Walmart.

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Kim Ford
Kim Ford is the founder & publisher of, author of "The Success Mindset", a God-inspired media mogul, speaker, red carpet correspondent, culture influencer, super mom and your ideal best friend. She's interviewed greats like Tyler Perry, Sony Pictures exec DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good, Mali Music, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith, T.D. Jakes and more. You've probably seen her covering the red carpet at the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and many others. You can always find her bringing faith to mainstream and empowering women! To learn more about Kim, click here. #TeamLove #TeamStrongFamilies #TeamiPhone